Enough time has passed since my last post entitled "The Satirical Frame" to accumulate a sufficient number of images to do another installment of this series.
If you missed the first in this edition, here is a link to it.
The AC/DC post is in rough draft form, so please stop back soon to check that out. As always, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit!
Many of summer's good times at my house have revolved around my kids playing sports. This year, I have especially enjoyed watching the 13 year old boys steal bases. When they started stealing a year or two ago, I can't quite remember when it was, they were unsure of themselves, only running when the base coach told them to. Now they are very comfortable with it and seem to enjoy taunting the pitcher, laughing and teasing, hopping back and forth between bases, just waiting for their chance to run. By the time they get a little older, the fun of it seems to wear off and it becomes a lot more predictable.
One thing I have noticed about photographing sports is that when you are a spectator, you generally do not see the looks on the players' faces because most people are watching the ball. Since a photographer is able to freeze both in time...the ball and the players' faces, it is fun to look at them later and see the facial expressions you probably missed in the field.
Here's hoping your summer has plenty of fun sprinkled in it!
Originally published Oct. 26, 2012
Big change in the weather here this week. It was in the 70s Monday and snowing Thursday. It is definitely a challenge to adjust to downward temperature swings that cover 40 degrees on the thermoscape.
Even the birds will have to wait for the predicted lunchtime high of 40 degrees to get a drink.
A store I went in yesterday was putting out ice scrapers. I’m trying to look at the bright side of this. At least it wasn’t snow shovels. They still have rakes out. We won’t talk about their being relocated to the clearance section.
I know there are some out there who are high-fiving each other and woo-hooing it and revving up their Ski-Doos. I, on the other hand, am boo-hooing it while I wash up the long johns and stock the pantry for the big one that’s coming in.
Although I am initially resistant to this particular change in the seasons, the other good news about this is that I can finally focus on indoor work again, having been pleasantly distracted on a daily basis with photographing fall colors and leaves. A “job” which reminds me every minute why I love what I do. More about that later.
Hope you are keeping warm wherever you are!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.